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La Celestina (1996)

 -  Drama  -  8 November 1996 (Spain)
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The young nobleman Calisto falls in love with Melibea, the daughter of a rich merchant. Calisto's servant Sempronio suggests they get the sorceress Celestina to further the romance. However... See full summary »

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Melibea (as Penelope Cruz)
Terele Pávez ...
Celestina (as Terele Pavez)
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Areusa (as Maribel Verdu)
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Pármeno (as Jordi Molla)
Nancho Novo ...
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Carlos Fuentes ...
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Anna Lizaran ...
Alisa (as Ana Lizaran)
Sergio Villanueva ...
Ángel de Andrés López ...
Centurio (as Angel de Andres Lopez)
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Pleberio (as Lluis Homar)
Ana Risueño ...
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Rodrigo García ...
Crito (as Rodrigo Garcia)
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The young nobleman Calisto falls in love with Melibea, the daughter of a rich merchant. Calisto's servant Sempronio suggests they get the sorceress Celestina to further the romance. However Calisto's other servant Parmeno is suspicious of Celestina, as he knows about her tricks. After Celestina convinces Melibea of Calisto's love and arranges a brief clandestine meeting between them, Calisto gives Celestina a valuable chain of gold. Both servants are not satisfied with the whores supplied by Celestina and demand more from her, thus setting off a dramatic sequence of events. Written by Will Gilbert

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Carmen Maura was the first choice for the title role of Celestina See more »

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Version of Celestina (1976) See more »

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Fantasía para un gentilhombre
By Joaquín Rodrigo
(C) Ediciones Joaquín Rodrigo
Performed by John Williams with the Philarmonia Orchestra
Conductor Louis Frémaux
Permission by Sony Classical
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not very good
5 November 2006 | by (Barcelona, Spain) – See all my reviews

Based on the famous classics book of Spanish literature, La celestina is a tragic history of desperate love in the XIV Century in Spain. Calisto is in love to Melibea, hoping to seduce her, he contracts the services of Celestina, who will make all that is needed to make lovers meet. However, destiny will play a part, and the end will show us the consequences of loving too much. The movie has a great job of adapting to the time is set, moreover, the work of the actors is quite good and the directing is not bad. What's the problem? the story, it is boring and make the 2 hours a time too long to spend in this movie. In addition, the fact that most of the time characters are like saying a poem instead of speaking make it a little hard to follow because you have to be very aware of this boring movie to understand it completely. If the main book was better, the movie could have been quite good, but that's the problem, the plot is boring and empty, that spoils all the enormous job of the technicals.


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